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Poster: Samizdat Date: Mar 26, 2009 10:00pm
Forum: audio Subject: Hey, I Have a Nifty Idea

The spectral analyses I've done with Cool Edit Pro 2.1 prove the new beta player's output to be "close, but no cigar" lossless-wise. Flat-tops at around 18.5 kHz (whereas lossless audio spikes or fades smoothly at 20-30 kHz).

How about removing the HTML restrictions from the item description field, so's folks can experiment with different kinds of players therein? Why not tap into the vast pool of coder/developer/programmer talent?

Apologies for the attached lossy-sourced audio file.

This post was modified by Samizdat on 2009-03-27 05:00:05

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 5, 2008 5:07am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Hey, I Have a Nifty Idea

I assumed the new player, as the old one, was just streaming the 64K mp3s- so isn't the quality limited by that? Or is the new player using the higher bitrate files?

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Poster: Samizdat Date: Jun 15, 2009 11:13am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Hey, I Have a Nifty Idea

Hi Di,

The old player uses the 64 kbps files, and the new player uses the higher bitrate vbr files.

The attached images are spectral analyses of "Wreck My Flow" from The Dirtbombs Live at KEXP show:

The image
t01old-player.jpg

is zoomed to a 4-second sample from the beginning of the track, corresponding to the spectral analysis I took of the old player's output.
Its spectral profile is 64 kbps lossy audio -- note the prominent haircut at 10 kHz.



The image
t01vbr-m3u.jpg

is another 4-second zoomed sample, variable bitrate corresponding to the spectral analysis I took of the new beta player's output -
not as ugly as the first, but has a haircut around 18 or 19 kHz.



The image
t01ogg.jpg

corresponds to the lone lossless of the bunch, the ogg-FLAC file from the track. Note the frequency spikes or fades smoothly to roughly 20 kHz.

I reiterate from the first post of this thread: open up the item description field not only to unrestricted HTML, but Javascript, css, php, etc.
The tremendous resource we know as the Internet Archive should have a lossless player,
and could use the untrammeled talents of the audiophile community to achieve this.
A freer description field would be a giant step in the right direction here.

This post was modified by Samizdat on 2009-06-15 18:13:59

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Poster: saintveil Date: Oct 12, 2009 7:22pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Hey, I Have a Nifty Idea

Just search google for free PHP hosting and get your free website and upload your own player. I'm now using

byethost.com
http://www.zymic.com

Some of these have file size limits, but just try two or three to find one that fits.







This post was modified by saintveil on 2009-10-13 02:22:27